The Aspen Institute http://aspenpublicradio.org en A Conversation with Republican Governors http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conversation-republican-governors <p>McCloskey Speaker Series - A Conversation with Republican Governors</p><p>A panel of Republican governors will address the economy, how they are building skills for a 21st century workforce and share their ideas for improving their state’s education, tax and immigration policies.&nbsp; Featured special guests include: Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. The event will be moderated by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:08:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 22098 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Conversation with Republican Governors Hurst Lecture Series: This We'll Defend -- The Army's Role in Defending the Nation Against Today's S http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/hurst-lecture-series-well-defend-armys-role-defending-nation-against-todays-s <p>Hurst Lecture Series: This We'll Defend -- The Army's Role in Defending the Nation Against Today's Security and Fiscal Challenges</p><p>Featuring US Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. Gen. Odierno has also served as the Commander of United States Joint Forces Command, Commanding General of the United States Forces – Iraq and as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he was the primary military advisor to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award. General Odierno will survey the foreboding global scene and explains how the Army can rise to meet the threats facing us, despite fewer troops and less money with moderator Wolf Blitzer, Host, “The Situation Room”, CNN.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:08:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 22042 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Hurst Lecture Series: This We'll Defend -- The Army's Role in Defending the Nation Against Today's S A Conversation with U.S. Representative John R. Lewis http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conversation-us-representative-john-r-lewis <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">McCloskey Speaker Series - A Conversation with U.S. Representative John R. Lewis</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Congressman John R. Lewis (D-GA), civil rights leader, and co-author of the bestselling graphic memoir March: Book One (Top Shelf Productions), is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the United States' highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His new graphic memoir trilogy, March, is a vivid first-hand account of Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:21 +0000 Rob St. Mary 22041 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Conversation with U.S. Representative John R. Lewis CrossCurrents - Clark Kent Ervin & the Aspen Institute's Security Forum http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-clark-kent-ervin-aspen-institutes-security-forum <p>Aspen Institute's Security Forum starts next week. Today on CrossCurrents, Clark Kent Ervin the Director of the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>From his Aspen Institute Bio:</strong> Clark Kent Ervin is the Director of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program. He joined the Institute in 2005. Before doing so, he served as the first Inspector General of the United States Department of Homeland Security, from January, 2003 to December, 2004. Prior to his service at DHS, he served as the Inspector General of the United States Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, from August, 2001 to January, 2003. His service in the administration of President George W. Bush is preceded by his service as the Associate Director of Policy in the White House Office of National Service in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 21639 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Clark Kent Ervin & the Aspen Institute's Security Forum Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-3rd-2014 <p>Sunday marks an anniversary of a local tragedy. A wildfire near Glenwood Springs 20 years ago, killed fourteen firefighters.</p><p>As the cycling world gears up from the Tour de France, the sport is still dusting itself off. We hear from Lance Armstrong who was found guilty of doping.</p><p>Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was in Aspen this week, discussing two hot topics at the Aspen Ideas Festival - marijuana and fracking.</p><p>Another Ideas Fest speaker was Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform.</p><p>A natural history documentary screens on PBS next year and this one is unlike any other nature film. We’ll tell you why.</p><p>Finally, we’ll take you to Snowmass Village where a giant yoga festival gets underway today.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:40:27 +0000 Marci Krivonen , Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 21027 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014